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attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau frederick humphries. he is a friend of florida socialite jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting harassing e- mails from broadwell. >>> in "your world this morning," three people are reported dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack on an apartment building comes after israel launched a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. the operation began after previous rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. >>> a new person has been named head of the communist party in china. the state news agency made the announcement this morning. he is the son of a party elder and has been china
demanding more information following the big announcement by david petraeus. >> reporter: cbs news learned this woman, 37-year-old jill kelly, triggered and fbi investigation leading to the resignation of cia director david petraeus after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: kelly we want to the fbi after receiving e-mails from broadwell ordering her to back off and stay away from my guy. broadwell believed kelly was a romantic rival. congressional leaders want an inquire of their own and want to know why they were not informed before this went public. >> this could affect national security. inwe should have been told. >> reporter: now the acting director will testify about the attack in this benghazi, causing some concern. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi, before during and after the attacks, if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: petraeus could be called to testify at some point in the future. >>> and the bbc falsely implicated a politician in a child s
ginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people from gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is right now in cambodia. he will raise human rights concerns in his meeting today with long-time prime minister han sen. he also visited burma. he encouraged them to continue the transition to democracy. he also met with nobel peace price winner. vice president joe biden says the federal government is in it for the long term when it companies to helping rebuild areas damaged by hurricane sandy. he toured the new jersey storm- ravaged coast yesterday including the boardwalk at seaside heights. the vice president says rebuilding the region is a national responsibility. >>> i know it's monday but we can already start talking the weekend because it starts thursday for some people. >> that's true. i forgot. thanksgiving. >> it is a holiday week but we'll be right here. it should be good. but between now and then we have a chance of showers. thank you very much for the coffee, frank. that is delicious. >> you're welco
colander. >> reporter: general allen denies he has done anything wrong. tara mergener for cbs news washington. >>> secretary panetta has named general allen's replacement for afghanistan, held like the senate to confirm joseph dunford as soon as possible. jill kelley is 37 years old, grew up in philadelphia, now lives in the tampa area. they became friends with the petreaus when david petreaus was head of syncom. >>> and another scandal here in the bay area, the director of the port of oakland is now out. omar benjamin's retirement comes amid allegations that he ran up a tab at a strip club and used public dollars to pay for it. receipts show benjamin and james kwon spent more than 4500 dollars of the public's money entertaining shipping executives at the houston strip club. kwon was placed on administrative lead. deborah flint will take over benjamin's duties and they will discuss reimbursement policies at a meeting coming up on thursday. >>> the man who founded santa clara based mcafee associates is a person of interest in a murder case. john mcafee sold his remaining shares of t
. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> many cities are looking to cut pension costs in light of budget problems one bay area city is looking to buck the trend. antioch leaders are considering increasing retirement benefits for future employees hired from other cities. the goal, to entice veteran police officers to come to the city. >> they are not going to want to come from a 3% [ indiscernible ] because it adds years until they get to retirement. >> tonight the city council will take up the idea of increasing pensions. >>> new rating system puts san francisco at the top of cities when it comes to protecting rights of the lgbt community. the human rights campaign gives san francisco, san diego, long beach and l.a. perfect 100 scores on the antidiscrimination efforts. other bay area cities ranked lower. vallejo had only a 52 out of 100. concord 64. richmond 65. and santa rosa came in at 59. >>> later today two city leaders who were assassinated 34 years ago will be remembered in san francisco. mayor george moscone and supervisor harvey m
heavily on u.s. aid. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> many journalists covering the conflict are caught in the middle. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel early this morning. the israeli military launched dozens of air strikes. he tweeted that he and his colleagues are okay. >>> 5:09. the man who shot and killed two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza laughed while receiving his death sentence in court yesterday. a contra costa county jury contributed for two days before determining that nathan burris should receive the death penalty. during the trial he frequently mocked the victims' families. >> i can never forgive him. i hate him. and i'm glad they gave him the death penalty. >> burris will be back in court next month for the judges formal sentencing. >>> nurses are striking for a second day at 8 sutter hospitals in the bay area. the walkout involves 3300 nurses and hundreds of technicians. the key issues include staffing levels and whether nurses can have paid sick leave. a sutter spokesman says pay hikes would hurt the c
in the northeast because of sandy. officials say they are working around the clock. teresa garcia, cbs news, rockaway beach, new york. >> the nor'easter is having an impact locally, as well. dozens of flights have been can sell between the bay area and all of new york's airports. so check with your airline if you are heading out that way. >>> cbs 5 is partnering with the red cross to help all the victims of hurricane sandy. you can donate this morning during our special live telethon which starts in just a half hour at 6:00. it runs until 7 p.m. a number of local celebrities will be on hand to answer your calls. you don't know who might answer the phone. they need help. >> they do. not only were they struck once but now twice and it's just heartbreaking to see. >> it's devastating. places were literally wiped out where homes are completely gone. people don't have anywhere to stay. they are staying in shelters. you have power outages all over the place and now a cold storm like this nor'easter and you get all that snow. so they can use all the help they can get. >>> hey, folks around the bay
in maintaining peace. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> police are investigating a gun battle this shut down lanes of i-580 in oakland for hours. two cars were found riddled with bullets near the seminary exit last night. there was no one in either car and police haven't found anyone who may have been hurt. the freeway was closed for two hours for the police investigation. >>> meantime, a homicide not far from that shooting. officers were called to hilton street near seminary avenue at 9:30 last night. that's where they found a male victim who had been shot once. he was pronounced dead at the scene. there is no suspect information. >>> in other bay area headlines, the richmond city council is keeping a close eye on the richmond refinery. they want chevron to start over if the work isn't done properly the first time. >>> a stretch of san francisco's ocean beach is closed this morning. an overflow of rainwater and sewage prompted crews to block off a quarter mile of the northern most section of the beach and issue a no swimming alert. they will run tests to see how badly the beach was con
into gaza. israeli officials say that's no bluff. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> we have live pictures of gaza city skyline now. all is quiet right now. one of hamas' top military commanders is urging the group's fighters to continue its attack on israel. he is in hiding but spoke on hamas-run tv and radio. he was wounded during an israeli air strike in 2003. >>> four men are under arrest in southern california. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and plan to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms. deputies arrested this man, 49- year-old jeffrey mcgann, and then evacuated the terminal. >> i'm an artist. it's an art project. i travel with numbers of them to give to friends, family, corporations, et cetera. >> the alam
as black friday and cbs5 reporter cate cauguiran is in the news room reporting there is a downside to online shopping. >> reporter: if you can believe that. but that's according to some experts. cyber monday proponents say avoiding the crowds, shopping from home are all the perks to the one click shop. one thing for sure is technology is a game changer for the shopping industry. let me tell you what's new this year. one in hour will use mobile devices to find the best deals. that's nearly double from last year. retailers are anticipating 129 million consumers to shop from their offices today. hear why you may want to second guess that on online deal. >> the downside is you don't get to touch and feel things and especially for younger consumers who have less experience shopping and also for tactile objects, especially clothing that you should try on. it's hard to know what you're getting. >> we also want to make note big box stores are fighting back. by tomorrow, best buy, target, toys "r" us and others will match any online price all in an effort to get you to buy right now. the sh
and gilroy. one department store isn't playing by black friday rules. j.c. penney has a new strategy. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is live at the daly city store. what is their big black friday license? >> reporter: they just opened at 5 a.m. here in daly city at many other places they are not opening until 6:00. and that sounds late when you consider what many of their competitors have been doing. some of them even opened yesterday during thanksgiving to offer thos deals. they didn't want to overlap into thanksgiving. the company sent a tweet earlier this week that said thanksgiving is for thanking, not shopping. some of the retail chains' competitors have been opening early and people have been out here all night shopping. but the company basically says that customers shouldn't have to stay up late or wake up super early to get a good deal. they are offering black friday deals but say that this is going to be their only sale weekend of the year. that's because the new ceo eliminated sales and coupons and went for low prices every day. a model the company hopes changes the way that peo
because at daylight it could be a traffic problem. elissa harrington, cbs 5, fremont. >>> thank you. new this morning a fire gutting a nail salon at a strip mall in pleasant hill. and there are signs it was not an accident. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the scene to tell us why investigators are now calling this suspicious. cate. >> reporter: michelle, it's because of what they found when they first got here on scene and look, i want to show you right now, investigators are still here trying to figure out how it started. this is what firefighters saw when they first got here, a molotov cocktail or makeshift bomb. the investigator i spoke to says they aren't sure if that's what started this fire but right now he is looking through the rubble for more evidence. that investigator also said they were able to pinpoint where the fire started at this magic touch salon and he was earlier using a hydrocarbon detector to check for any accelerants in that area. again, it is what firefighters found when they first got here that is raising a few eyebrows. >> when firefighters first arrived, they
caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> a new field poll just released this morning shows a plurality of california voters supports an end to the death penalty. but proposition 34 does not yet have more than 50% support. the polls show at least 45 to 38% with the rest undecided. prop 34 would make life in prison without the parole the most severe punishment in california. the latest field poll on proposition 30 shows support is slipping. it shows 48% of voters in favor with 38% opposed and 14% still undecided. prop 30 calls for a temporary quarter cent sales tax increase and would raise state income tax for those making more than a quarter million dollars a year. if prop 30 loses, it would trigger automatic deep cuts to public education from elementary schools up to universities. >>> 5:38. time for weather and lawrence is on the run. he is down in san jose with a preview of the second annual bay area science festival. he has some toys. >> did you build that? >> we are building airplanes and having all kinds of fun down here but you know what? if flying airplanes isn't for you there a
in the country. there are the numbers there. but the apparent defeat wasn't all bad news for prop 34 supporters. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran outside san quentin state prison with the encouraging signs some death penalty opponents are seeing because of this vote. cate, good morning. >>> reporter: that's because now people are actually talking about this. this is the first time -- well, prop 34 is the first time in three decades that voters were given a chance to decide whether or not to keep the death penalty. now, the measure would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole and this would convert the death sentences of california's 727 death row inmates to life. this was a measure that was overlooked early on until about october when a surge of ads kick-started the conversation. supporters outspent opponents about 6.5 million compared to 320,000. supporters pushed this measure and said that it would save californians millions of dollars. >> but i also think it's important to know that we have had a robust discussion about the death penalty in this sta
griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:01 now. we are following some developing news down in palo alto. that's where a masked man broke in an apartment and woke up a woman inside. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is on the scene where k-9 dogs are helping with the search. >> reporter: they so far have not found this guy. in happened here at this -- it happened here at this apartment complex at high and a thorn in palo alto at 2:20 a.m. -- hawthorne in palo alto at 2:20 a.m. a woman found a man in her apartment, she screamed and he ran way. she lived on the ground floor of the building in downtown palo alto. police aren't saying how the man got in. police blocked off the neighborhood and sent dogs to search for him. no luck. so they have since opened the streets back up, called the dogs and are interviewing the woman right now. >> at this point in time, she is safe and unharmed. she is with detectives and they are conducting interviews and the investigation is ongoing. >> reporter: we don't know how get to in, whether he took in or whether he may have sexually assaulted the w
't face any conflict of interest. that's after mirkarimi got into a fight with his wife on new year's eve and bruised her arm. now he is on probation for a misdemeanor. and coming up at 6:45, cbs 5 political insider phil matier will sit down with the sheriff for a one-on-one conversation. >>> the president of chico state has us is spended all greek activities -- suspended all greek activities on campus after a series of problems with underaged drinking, hazing and fights. the latest, the death of mason sumnicht who was pledging a fraternity. the university says he tried to take 21 shots for his 21st birthday. mason from the san diego area suffered brain damage and died yesterday. >> mason's loss has enabled me to provide a wake-up call for everyone. >> shutting down the greek system is shutting down philanthropic activities. >> eight years ago after the hazing death of a student from concord, the campus president warned students there would be no second chance. fraternities and sororities may be able to apply for reinstatement in the spring. >>> 5:38. neighborhood backlash is prompting a
'm frank mallicoat. we begin this hour with developing news in san francisco. a lightning strike near a transformer causing a power outage and now dozens of customers are left in the dark. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has more from san francisco with an update on the work crews are doing. how's it going? >> reporter: they are working hard. i spoke with a crew member a few moments ago who said four or five transformers are affected. i want to show you right now, there's a lot of work going on in the noe valley neighborhood to try to turn that power back on. right now 100 customers are affected. pg&e says lightning didn't directly hit the transformers here but it hit near hoffman avenue. now customers on fountain street, grandview avenue are also affected. for or five transformers were hit or were actually shut down and that's what caused the outage. now, if you look at some video, you can see that crews are busy working. the challenge involved multiple transformers so pg&e had to count how many customers were connected to each transformer. back out live again, you see lots of crews
for kidnapping and murder even though her body hasn't been recovered. >>> new video of two suspects who kidnapped a woman and threw her in the back of her car. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in walnut creek this morning with that surveillance video. she joins us with more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, police released this yesterday and they have gotten a lot of tips last night and overnight. but they still haven't made an arrest as far as we understand. so we want to show you these pictures one more time. it happened here at a business park in walnut creek. this is surveillance camera. the woman was tied up in the back of the car after about three hours kidnapped trying to get into her car at the business park they let her go in the oakland hills. here's the description police are trying to circulate right now. two white men in their early 20s, one 5'9", one is 5'11". the taller one may have been named david. they were calling him david in the car. the woman said he had broad shoulders and dark hair. the shorter one was possibly named aubrey and was possibly skinny. w
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